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Thread #146268   Message #3386762
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
06-Aug-12 - 05:18 AM
Thread Name: Peggy Seeger on BBC
Subject: RE: Peggy Seeger on BBC R4's 'Loose Ends'
Hi Jim,

Just briefly two points:

Peggy's reply:
It states incorrectly that The Ballads & Blues Club became the Singers Club. It Did Not. I have clarified this in the past. Peggy and Ewan went off and formed the Singers Club in 1961. The Ballads and Blues Club continued until May 1965.
I do not dispute the fact that some of the Ballads and Blues audience probably went to the Singers Club but the Ballads and Blues Club continued to get packed every Saturday.

In Saturday's broadcast when questioned on the subject Ewan's policy of singers singing only the material of their own background Peggy replied "we grew up".